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NSTA Capitol Hill Testimony on FAST Act

Former National School Transportation Association President Dale Krapf recommended that the House Transportation Committee direct the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to not move forward with implementing a hike in…
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Lawyers Discuss NJ Bus Crash

UPDATE — JUNE 27 — The state senate in New Jersey has unanimously passed (38-0) its lap and shoulder restraint school bus bill and sent it on to Gov. Phil Murphy…
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NJ Mourns Student-Teacher School Bus Deaths

Paramus Public Schools in N.J. issued a statement on last week’s fatal crash involving one of its school buses that was engaged in a field trip and a dump truck.
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Extended School Bus Stop Arm Cuts Illegal Passing

Three school districts have found that extended stop arms help prevent motorists from illegally passing school buses that are stopped to pick up or drop off students.
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‘School Bus Driver’ Inadequately Describes Duties

A new white paper published by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) concludes that the term “school bus driver” is insufficient in describing the profession…
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Alabama Student Honored for Stopping Drunk Driver

The Baldwin County Board of Education near Mobile, Ala., commended a 16-year-old high school student for convincing his inebriated school bus driver to pull over to the side of the…
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Erupting Hawaiian Volcano Disrupts Schools

Eruptions and fissures near the Kilauea Volcano produced conditions resulting in governmental alerts, school closures and school bus route modifications on the Big Island.
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Paper on Best-Practices for Special Needs

A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides best practices for ensuring safe transportation of medically fragile students on school buses.  UPDATE — JUNE 8 — Also,…
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Drivers, Students Train for Violent School Buses

Realizing the importance of specific school bus security training for both drivers and student riders, school districts are implementing training specific to bus hijackings or active shooter situations.
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IC Bus Dealer Midwest Transit Equipment Deal

Midwest Transit Equipment announced it now holds the distribution rights for IC Bus school buses and products in Michigan following the purchase of a local dealer.
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Eberspaecher Revenues Rise; Creates 426 Posts Globally

Automotive supplier Eberspaecher Group reported a solid 3.6 percent increase in its consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2017 and created 426 new positions worldwide during that period.
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